Difference between Flex and Flash

There is not big difference between flex and flash. Flash is more oriented or specially designed software for designer because they can create anything without using any code. Coding is the advantage for the designer to save his time but he can also perform the same work without coding. Flash provides number of tools for drawing to create graphics or timeline method for changing those graphics according to the requirement. Flash is used to create web ads, banner for websites, banner for social messages, games, and so on. Using Action Script in the flash we can make our design more lively or realistic. The biggest disadvantage of flash is you have to spend countless hours for creating attractive framework for your project or website. It is really a time consuming process.

Where as flex is more oriented or created to keep in mind the developers. It has includes almost every feature of web development. Developers who have good knowledge of html, css and javascript or little bit designing knowledge can easily understand the flex. You can create graphics by using inbuilt components or functions. The prime function of php is to create business type applications. If you want create complex application in other software it will take number of hours to complete but flex provides the framework applications which includes inbuilt components to design or develop complex application and with the use of components you will save your time. You can use several languages in one application like mxml which is similar to html, action script or php, dotnet and so on. Flex compiles these languages in one SWF file. The only disadvantage of flex is that it doesn’t provide any tool for designing but with the use of stylesheet, properties or components we can develop or design attractive design for our applications.

Flash can be run on browser or as a desktop application. The Flex application is finally complied into Flash application. So, you can use Flex to develop web and desktop application. Flash also runs as desktop application, So, its now possible to create desktop application in Flex and then compile it as Flash desktop application.

Developers are using the xml editing tool to edit the Flex file. File file is based to the xml standard and it is saved as .mxml extension. You can use the Flex SDK to compile the .mxml file into a Flash file. Then Flash file can be run as desktop or web application.

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